give me estrogen
I think they offer decent criticisms, however, I still think what the EFF is trying to do is good. Things could always be better organised no matter what. I think a national shutdown (if successful) is positive. The workers are being taught how to stand up for themselves and make their voices be heard.
I would’ve appreciated if they joined the national shutdown either way, every person matters and to see them abstain even if they agree on the fundamental demands is saddening.
Personally, I don’t think the EFF is controlled opposition. I made a post a few months ago explaining my stance and process, I’ll share it here.
I still don’t feel completely 100% about them, but I critically support them and I think that overall they are a positive for the South African people. Nobody is organising people like them.
Will the shutdown accomplish anything? Maybe, maybe not, but it will definitely get people riled up and at the very least make an impact.
Also, yes, hello fellow South African <3
I’m not sure if China “owns” the infrastructure they invest in, but they do make deals. “We give you x and you give y.”
The difference between majority Chinese investments vs. majority Western investments is the fairness and impact of the deals. Whereas majority Chinese investments genuinely help develop their partners on fair terms, majority Western investments purposefully underdevelop their partners and create dependency.
Investments can be good, they can be bad; unfortunately some can’t imagine it being good and immediately attack it.
South Africa also sent help 🇿🇦❤🇸🇾🇹🇷
Marxists view the state, as it exists now, primarily as a tool of class warfare. In feudalism, the monarchy used the state to oppress those below. In capitalism, capitalists use the state to oppress the working class. In socialism, the working class and capitalists do a switcheroo. The working class then oppresses the capitalist class.
At this moment, we cannot 100% perfectly envision communism and what it will entail; we can only give vague ideas and descriptions because we don’t have the material conditions necessary to properly envision a Communist world.
One of the few descriptions we have for communism is a classless society. This means that there won’t be a thing such as the working class of today, nor the capitalist class. Through the socialist era, the capitalist class will slowly diminish and become part of the working class. For there to be a concept of a working class, we need an exploiter, a capitalist. But in communism, there is no capitalist, so there can be no working class, because there’s no one to exploit him for his labour. Think of it like night and day, heat and cold, sadness and joy, victory and defeat; they all need their opposite in order to exist. Once their opposite is gone, they are too. In communism, there can be no working class, because there will be no capitalist class.
So then, if there’s no classes left, what is the use of the state? There’s no more need for a class war. The state, as we know it today, will wither away, and maybe become something else.
History is driven by class struggle, so I’m sure that someday there will be new classes, which will then seek to move on to a better system after communism, a system we cannot yet fathom. For now, we have to focus on getting to socialism and advancing to communism.
I would highly recommend this read from the SACP, I found it really educational.
AFAIK, the word “based” as used in slang comes from the rapper Lil B, more commonly known as Based God.
So, with this particular discussion, it’s one about AAVE, African American Vernacular English. So then, this is up to our black comrades.
Personally, I think the only issue with using AAVE as a non-black person is when you ruin the word (using it wrong, overusing it, making it something It’s not, trying to sound black for racist “comedic” effect, trying to profit off black culture, etc.) But again, I’m white, so take my comment lightly.
Edit: as for the comment in the first screenshot, I disagree with them saying nazis took it over. I feel like “based” is really widely used atm, even in non political discussions.
I think the best of all is directly from those participating, so the main 2 are SAFTU and EFF. For non affiliated groups, you could turn to SABC, News24, People’s Dispatch, and Daily Maverick. As always, read objectively and cross reference <3